Wednesday, April 09, 2008

someone keep me away from craft shops, pls!

ok, so i was so impatient to start my x-stitch kokeshi that i decided not to take up on emily's offer to help me buy the x-stitch threads from a shop in pj old town (SinWah?) that's selling per skien 10 sen cheaper than the shop i surveyed in ampang park (Haby & Wools). she said she'll be going to SinWah(?) the next day, and won't mind getting all the things for me and then post them to me. i was thinking, "aiyo, have to wait for the post lagi!" hehehe... so i headed on to Haby's after work on sat and realized what a big mistake that was! *sigh* i just can't help myself! in the end, i spent abt RM150!!! and the woman still refused to give me discounts! ^@&^*&%$!

list of items bought:
1) 50 skeins of (different coloured) dmc threads
2) 1/2 meter of aida cloth
3) a pack of 6 x-stitch needles
4) 3 balls of nona yarn
5) a tulip crochet hook

6) a pair of clover tatting shuttles
7) a dmc metal tatting shuttle

3 shuttles??? and i dun even tat that much also! i'm so disgusted with myself! *urgh*

see, so pretty right? who can resist?? WHO, i ask u???

i've never seen a metal shuttle before. and this one
has a winch sort of thing in the middle! so i must have it!

and purchase no. 5 was also a fancy buy. i mean, i already have crochet hooks and i dun need one in this size at all. but i've always wanted a nice hook with handle! all these while i've only been using those cheap normal metal hooks, so i thought it'll be nice to have a nice hook for crochet. hehe... excuses, excuses, excuses! i know!

that night, i was so curious abt the metal shuttle that i decided to try it out, since i wanted to make a bookmark for my colleague (the girl i'm to replace at my new work place), to go along with the book i've gotten her. it was after i started tatting that i remembered the reason y i dun really like tatting... tatting threads are so fine that they'll cut when pulled too tight. and i've always liked my tatting to be tight, so it's quite a torture when closing rings. the last time i tatted, the thread even cut right thru my skin and left a gnash on my forefinger! and i'll always have broke fingernails when i tat, due to trying to close the rings too. all that came back to me when i tried out the metal shuttle... but actually it's quite nice to use lar. coz of the winch, we don't have to snap the thread out of the opening. the wound-up thread would just keep feeding out from the shuttle. in fact, unlike an ordinary shuttle, there isn't any opening for the thread to be pulled out at all!

anyway, i've abandoned my tatted bookmark project and decided to present instead my previously tatted bookmark. maybe next time when the mood returns, i'll tat another bookmark for myself. only god knows when that will be! hehe...